A CASE OF AMOEBIC COLITIS WITH UNUSUAL PRESENTATION

Dr. Avani Jain, Dr. Reeta Dhar, Dr.Shilpi Sahu, Dr. Omarpreet Singh Bali, Dr. Vaidehee Naik

Abstract


Amoebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by Entamoeba histolytica occurring in populations with low socio-economic status and is transmitted by faeco-oral route. It mainly involves the intestine and liver and presents as acute abdomen and loose stools. A 73   years old female presented with pain in abdomen and loose stools since 2 days. Radiological investigations revealed inflammation of the appendix and thickening of the colonic wall and clinical presentation prompted emergency surgical intervention with a suspicion of Crohn’s disease clinically and a postoperative diagnosis of amoebic colitis was made on histopathology.


Keywords


Amoebic colitis; Entamoeba histolytica; Trophozoites

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